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Shots fired by barricaded gunman in suburban Atlanta, police say

Police ordered nearby residents to shelter in place Tuesday morning after a barricaded gunman at a suburban Atlanta home fired shots. Officers are on the scene in the Cobb County neighborhood, about 20 miles north of downtown Atlanta. “Barricaded Gunman/Shelter In Place,” a Cobb County Police tweet said. “All neighbors on Kingsley Dr between Castle…MORE

The country’s ‘divisive state’ is hurting Covid-19 response, Fauci says

The country’s ‘divisive state’ is hurting Covid-19 response, Fauci says

One of the things that’s getting in the way of clear and consistent messaging when it comes to Covid-19 in the US is the country’s current divided state, Dr. Anthony Fauci said. “We are in such a divisive state in society that it tends to get politicized,” the country’s leading infectious disease expert said Monday…MORE

Trick-or-treating, costume masks and Halloween parties discouraged by CDC this year

Trick-or-treating, costume masks and Halloween parties discouraged by CDC this year

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued its first guidance for the holidays, including Halloween, amid the raging coronavirus pandemic in a new posting on its website Monday night. Door-to-door trick-or-treating and costume masks and parties are discouraged this year due to the pandemic, the CDC said. “Many traditional Halloween activities can…MORE

Chinese tycoon who criticized Xi Jinping’s handling of coronavirus jailed for 18 years

Chinese tycoon who criticized Xi Jinping’s handling of coronavirus jailed for 18 years

A Chinese billionaire who criticized President Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic has been jailed for 18 years on corruption charges, a court said Tuesday. Ren Zhiqiang, a retired real-estate tycoon with close ties to senior Chinese officials, disappeared in March after he allegedly penned a scathing essay that month criticizing Xi’s response to…MORE

Sizzler, one of America’s first steakhouse chains, files for bankruptcy

Sizzler USA, one of the country’s first casual restaurant chains, has filed for bankruptcy. The 62-year-old company said it filed for Chapter 11 because of Covid-19, which forced it to temporarily close its restaurants’ dining rooms. Sizzler USA also had problems paying rent. The filing is only for Sizzler’s 14 company-owned restaurants — not its…MORE

Why Tesla’s Battery Day is a big event for investors

Why Tesla’s Battery Day is a big event for investors

The meteoric rise of Tesla’s stock has been one of the market’s top stories of 2020, highlighting a voracious appetite for high-growth companies that could benefit from a shift away from fossil fuels. But for Tesla to maintain its edge in the increasingly competitive world of electric vehicle production, it will need to keep innovating.…MORE

Chipotle brings back its most popular new menu item

Chipotle brings back its most popular new menu item

Chipotle is bringing carne asada back to its menu following a half-year hiatus. The marinated steak option, which appeared on Chipotle’s menu for about four months starting in September 2019, will once again be available in the United States for a limited time. Carne asada was so popular with customers that the chain ran out…MORE

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